Do you want to perform endovascular therapy? Perspectives from neurology trainees across Europe.

Schreier, D. R.; Di Lorenzo, F; Iodice, F; Shribman, S (2020). Do you want to perform endovascular therapy? Perspectives from neurology trainees across Europe. European journal of neurology, 27(12), pp. 2646-2650. Wiley 10.1111/ene.14519

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

Endovascular therapy (EVT) has become standard care for acute ischaemic stroke caused by large-vessel occlusion in the anterior circulation. However, access to this treatment in Europe remains poor. The lack of operators is a contributing factor and there is on-going discussion as to whether other specialists, including neurologists, could contribute to the EVT workforce. The question remains whether the next generation of neurologists want to become 'interventional neurologists'. The aim of this study was to address this question.

METHODS

We conducted a short survey within the National Representatives Network (a division of the Resident and Research Fellow Section, European Academy of Neurology) in order to determine the interest of future neurologists in performing EVT.

RESULTS

A total of 1218 responses from 27 European countries were received, with some variation in the number of respondents and results among individual countries. In total, 568 neurology trainees (47%) stated that they would want to be an 'interventional neurologist'.

CONCLUSION

Our findings suggest that neurologists could make a significant contribution to the workforce performing EVT and have important implications for the development and uptake of training programmes in Europe.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Schreier, David Raphael

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1468-1331

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Chantal Kottler

Date Deposited:

10 Nov 2020 09:33

Last Modified:

08 Dec 2020 01:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/ene.14519

PubMed ID:

32918361

Uncontrolled Keywords:

acute ischaemic stroke endovascular therapy interventional neurology mechanical thrombectomy neurointerventionist training

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.147428

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/147428

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